Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year’s theme is “Unleash Your Story,” and the dates are October 8-14. For more information, see teenreadweek.ning.com or ask a librarian. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW17.
At Ringer Library (College Station), Teen Read Week will include the TEENS Publish Author Party to celebrate the release of this year’s anthology Chaotic Creativity. RSVP required; contact Kendra or visit Evite if you would like to attend. The book will soon be available to check out, and the previous two years’ anthologies are carried at both Ringer and Mounce libraries. Ringer Library is currently featuring a display of staff favorite YA Audiobooks on the windowsill near the YA collection.
Whether you are a teen or an adult who likes to read teen books (or listen to teen audiobooks), one of our librarians can help you find something. Get more teen book suggestions with YALSA’s Teen Book Finder Database at booklists.yalsa.net. There are Android phone and iPhone apps available for download from www.ala.org/yalsa/products/teenbookfinder.